Lagos stops street lighting over fuel scarcity

The Lagos State Government says some major roads in the state would no longer enjoy streetlights due to scarcity of fuel. The General Manager, Lagos State Electricity Board, Damilola Ogunbiyi, on Monday in Ikeja, stated that street lighting had to be suspended because fuel scarcity had adversely affected the operation

Clerics ask incoming govt to tackle power

Two clerics have urged the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari to tackle the problem of epileptic power supply in the country. The duo – Pastor Ituah Ighodalo and Pastor Ireti Sholola – gave the advice on Saturday in Ikeja, Lagos, at a Christian couples’ event organised by the Redeemed Christian

Amosun dissolves cabinet

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has dissolved the state executive council. The dissolution, which is coming four days to the expiration of his first term in office, will affect the secretary to the state government, chief of staff, commissioners, special advisers, consultants, senior special assistants, special Assistants, and personal assistants,

LASG boosts pupils’ interest in power, energy

The Lagos State Government says it plans to build the interest of pupils in the state in science-related projects, especially power and energy. It added that this was being done by its annual Lagos Power Kids Programme, organised by the state electricity board.

VC urges SUG members to be servant leaders

The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola, has advised student leaders to endeavour to be servant leaders.

Buhari should support lawmakers to reduce FG’s powers – Akpabio

The outgoing Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has asked the President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, to support the 8th National Assembly in reducing the powers of the Federal Government and allow the state governments to have more power. The governor, who claimed that Nigeria was operating a unitary state because

Oshiomhole emerges chairman of S’South governors’ group

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has emerged the new chairman of the Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Edo and Delta Governors’ Forum The Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Liyel Imoke, while handing over to Oshiomhole, described the forum as a veritable forum for the advancement of the interest

Lagos lawmaker-elect vows not to defect

The House of Representatives member-elect in Ojo federal constituency of Lagos State, Mr. Tajudeen Obasa, who won on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, has vowed not to defect to the All Progressives Congress He said he and his colleagues in the PDP would deliver the dividends of democracy

Transition: FG team submits report to Buhari committee

Vice President Namadi Sambo on Monday told members of the Transition Committee set up by the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, that he and ministers that served under President Goodluck Jonathan were open to questioning. He said members of the Federal Executive Council were ready to respond to queries and questions that

Arson: APC criticises Fayose’s curfew on Ekiti

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has challenged Governor Ayodele Fayose to explain how hoodlums could break the security checkpoints in Ado-Ekiti to burn down Oja Oba – the largest market in the town – the night he imposed curfew. The party wondered why the arson took place in

Crisis brews in Ikere Ekiti over kingship selection

Tension is now brewing in Ikere Ekiti, the second most populous town in Ekiti State, following alleged imposition of one Jimi Adu as the Ogoga-elect. A regent had been appointed after the demise of Ogoga, Oba Adegoke Adegboye, on August 22, 2014.

Mismanagement in Nigeria draws huge oil FDI to Angola


A new report on foreign direct investment, FDI into Africa saw Nigeria losing the top ranking to minion Angola, in 2014 on account of bad policies and mismanagement of the country’s oil industry. The report prepared by the data division of the Financial Times reported a huge 65 percent surge in

CJN, Bulkachuwa shun book launch over NJC directive

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, was absent from the launching and public presentation of a book which was initially planned in her honour on Monday. The PUNCH had exclusively reported that the NJC headed by the CJN at its meeting last week barred writing of

Fayose, APC lawmakers’ meeting deadlocked

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and the 19 aggrieved All Progressives Congress lawmakers in the Ekiti State House of Assembly met behind closed doors on Monday in Akure, Ondo State. The meeting, which was held at Sunview Hotel, Alagbaka, had five of the APC lawmakers in attendance and lasted

Senate Presidency: Saraki urges APC to follow due process

the Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Monday urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress to follow due process, and consider competence of aspirants in determining the candidate of the party for the Senate Presidency. Saraki, who is one of the two aspirants contesting

B’Haram: Army kills 30, recovers foreign currency

The troops of the Nigerian Army have found a large amount of Euro on a terrorist commander who was killed during an encounter with the insurgents at Mafa, near Nigeria’s border with Cameroun. The Director, Defence Information, Maj.

Jonathan signs two additional bills into law

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday signed two bills earlier passed by the National Assembly into laws The bills, which have now become Acts, include the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015 and the Immigration Act 2015.

C’River spends N2bn on scholarships in eight years

The Cross River State Government on Monday disclosed that it had spent about N2bn on local and international scholarship programmes for indigenous graduates in the last eight years of Governor Liyel Imoke-led administration. The state Commissioner for Education, Prof.